Synopses & Reviews
In this epic of unsurpassed action and imagination, Michael Stackpole helps to launch an exciting new era in Star Wars® history. ONSLAUGHT pits the battle-tested heroes of the past--Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo--along with the next generation of Jedi and droids, against fearsome never-before-encountered enemies from beyond the galactic rim . . .
It is a perilous time for the New Republic. Just when unity is needed most, mistrust is on the rise. Even the Jedi feel the strain, as rogue elements rebel against Luke's leadership. When alien invaders known as the Yunnan Vong strike without warning, the New Republic is thrown on the defensive. Merciless warriors, the Yunnan Vong glory in torture. Their technology is as strange as it is deadly. Most ominous of all, they are impervious to the Force.
Now Luke must wield all the awesome powers of a Jedi Master to defeat the gravest threat since Darth Vader. As Leia and Gavin Darklighter lead desperate refugees in a fighting retreat from Yunnan Vong forces, Mara Jade, Anakin, Jacen, and Corran Horn find themselves tested as never before by a faceless, implacable foe determined to smother the light of the New Republic forever beneath a shroud of darkest evil . . .
The novels that launched the New York Times bestselling series
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order
DARK TIDE I: ONSLAUGHT
DARK TIDE II: RUIN
In 1999, Del Rey started to publish The New Jedi Order series of Star Wars books. This series takes place in the Star Wars universe 25 years after the events of the movie The Return of the Jedi. The series features characters from the original films and their children. What is important to understand about this series is that it is essentially five "large-scale" novels, which simply put means that there are five novels being published in hardcover which contain the major story arc. As part of the New Jedi Order series, there are several sub-series, all of which will be published as mass market originals. These novels and their story lines are small adventure stories that take place between the action of each of the larger novels in the series.
About the Author
Michael A. Stackpole is the author of the New York Times bestselling Star Wars X-wing novels. Dark Tide: Onslaught is the first of two new Star Wars novels he is writing. When not chained to a desk madly fighting deadlines, he plays indoor soccer, rides a mountain bike, and reads, but not all at the same time. He lives in Arizona with Liz Danforth and a small pack of Welsh Cardigan Corgis.